The Brandon Corridors and Mixed-Use Centers Study is a joint pilot project of the Hillsborough MPO and the Planning Commission.
The purpose of the study is to better coordinate the envisioned land use pattern with planned transportation improvements along major corridors. Brandon’s east-west corridors of Brandon Boulevard, Lumsden Road, and Bloomingdale Avenue connect much residential and commercial development to I-75. These major roads experience a lot of congestion and have several crash hot spots. Options for maintaining/improving mobility and safety for the Brandon Community are becoming increasingly limited. The study will look to refine Hillsborough County’s Vision Map for growth in the area, and identify feasible transportation improvements along the major east-west corridors. The study builds on recommendations in the Planning Commission’s 2014 Strip Commercial and Mixed-Use Development in Hillsborough County Study, the Brandon Main Street Community Plan, and the MPO’s 2013 State Road 60 – Brandon Boulevard Freight Compatibility Study.
As part of the study, a market analysis was conducted looking at land-use and market trends to gauge development patterns and identify the potential for future development and redevelopment within the study area. Transportation analysis will include forecasts of traffic and ridership, roadway operation modeling and a review of safety and other key issues. Now, it’s your turn to weigh in.